This dinner screams summer to me. This is my kind of dinner. It's really easy, it's incredibly tasty, and it's full of seasonal ingredients.
If you are lucky enough to have farmers' markets bursting with corn, grab several and get to cooking!
BBQ Tofu with Oven Roasted Corn
- 2-4 ears of corn, depending on how many you are serving
- 1 package extra firm tofu
- 1 cup spicy BBQ sauce (I used Stubb's Sweet Heat)
- 2 cups romaine, rough chopped
- 1 cup radishes, sliced thin
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
- 1/2 yellow pepper, diced
- 2 tsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbs raw pumpkin seeds
In a large pot, soak the corn in water for 1 hour.
Drain the tofu and slice into 3/4" slides. Put in a single layer in a baking dish with a towel at the bottom. Cover with a towel and press for 1 hour. (This times out with the corn).
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F).
After tofu has pressed, cover in the cup of BBQ sauce in a large baking dish.
Place corn husks and tofu in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
While that is baking, make the salad with romaine, radishes, carrots, yellow pepper and olive oil.
After 30 minutes, remove corn and leave in the husk to cool for 10 minutes.
Flip the tofu and cook another 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
Shuck the corn over the trash can. Be careful, because it will be very hot.
Assemble your dish: Place a good amount of salad on your plate, place tofu on top, then add the pumpkin seeds. Serve along side corn.
You can add vegan butter to the corn, but I like it just the way it is.
The most time consuming part of this dish is the soaking/pressing. It doesn't take very long to make a salad, and you can add whatever components to the salad that you like. I wanted to keep it simple, but you can experiment!
Don't you love my new salad spoons?
Josh is a big fan of canned green beans. I don't cook them that often, but we busted them out for this meal. There's definitely something homey and reminiscent of childhood when I eat them.
What is your favorite summer time meal?